From the publisher: Mandy Hemphill is living her dream, running the successful Rose Cottage Cafe in Orchardville, Texas, from the ground floor of a converted, old—and possibly haunted—downtown home. She even had plans to grow her business with a new outdoor patio…if only the mayor wouldn’t have turned her down.
So when the beloved mayor is found murdered, Mandy finds herself among the suspects. And now business at the cafe is dropping faster than a fallen soufflé. How can she prove her innocence and save the Rose Cottage Cafe?
Thankfully Ben, the new owner of The Orchardville Gazette, doesn’t believe she’s guilty. As the two of them set out to find the real killer, they uncover one small-town lie after the next. But the closer they get to learning the truth about who killed the mayor, the more in danger they find themselves.
Fans of strong and sassy women in their Southern fiction will find much to enjoy in this first book in the Rose Cottage Cafe mystery series.
Cafe owner Mandy Hemphill owns the Rose Cottage Cafe in Orchardville, Texas and has plans to expand her business by adding a patio. There's only one little problem...the mayor turns down her proposal, which makes her the prime suspect when her turns up dead. When business starts to suffer Mandy knows she has no choice but to find the real killer before losing everything she's worked so hard to build. Luckily she has hunky Ben Hathaway, co-tenant and new owner of The Orchardville Gazette on her side and willing to help her solve the crime.
I enjoyed this little mystery very much and especially loved the descriptions of the Victorian house where the Rose Cottage Cafe which comes complete with it's very own ghost, Wilcox, who I hope to learn more about in subsequent books. Recipes for buttermilk pie and peach-pecan muffins can be found at the end, and believe me, once you finish reading the mouth-watering descriptions of the baked goods served at the Rose Cottage Cafe you'll be more than ready to start doing a little baking yourself!
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